Visual Resources Centre

Film Collections Coordinator for the Visual Resource Centre: Dmitri Lennikov

The film collection is open every weekday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and houses over 10,000 films on DVD, videocassette and laserdisc, as well as a small collection of film books and periodicals.

You can browse the collection in person at the Visual Resources Centre, located at:

Room 206
6333 MEMORIAL ROAD
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

You can also search for titles online by following one of the links below:

If you wish to stay up to date with the collection’s latest acquisitions, you can subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.

The film collection housed in the UBC Visual Resources Centre recently passed the magic number 10000 – we have more than ten thousand films on DVD, videocassette, laserdisc and 16mm film.

With movies from thirty-eight countries from around the world and with a special interest in the motion pictures of Canada (one-fifth of the films are Canadian), this unique collection offers a viewing and study service for students and faculty from across the campus, and occasionally from beyond.

From an 1895 film of a baby having breakfast to Atom Egoyan’s erotic thriller Chloe, from short films by UBC students to documentaries about filmmaking, the environment and world architecture, the collection has something of everything – and is adding more every day.

The collection forms the basis of UBC’s courses in Film Studies. It is widely used across the Faculty of Arts, and increasingly being discovered by those simply seeking to increase their understanding and enjoyment of film.

The Visual Resources Centre is in room 206 of the Lasserre Building and is a joint venture of the Departments of Theatre & Film and Art History and Visual Art and Theory.

Film grad students may borrow any movie, except those held on reserve for a class screening.

Undergraduates may screen films at any of the Centre viewing stations. Advance booking is advised but not usually necessary.

Please call 604-822-6154 or email the Film Collections Coordinator for the Visual Resource Centre, Dmitri Lennikov to arrange booking times. If you wish to stay up to date with the collection’s latest acquisitions, you can subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.